Friday, February 2, 2018

Joy Dare::January 2018

5050. Aliza, Josiah and Anna stayed up until midnight with us
5051. Lunch with Matt and Chrissy
5052. Talking through a misunderstanding with Aliza
5053. Sledding
5054. Here's My Heart by Lauren Daigle
5055. Dessert with Aliza
5056. Groceries I needed were still on the shelf
5057. Without planning, Mom stayed with the children while I got groceries
5058. A story of healing and surrender
5059. Snow day school goes quite smoothly
5060. Our bird feeders were very busy
5061. After I was awake with a sick child many hours during the night, Jeremy was snowed in and sent me to bed for a nap
5062. To do list crossed off
5063. To do list included reading a magazine
5064. Plenty of hot tea
5065. Aliza thinks I make the best peppermint hot tea
5066. Working with Jeremy shoveling snow
5067. Shoveling snow for a neighbor
5068. Children old enough to stay home so we can do an act of kindness
5069. Total snow hibernation
5070. Cut out cookies
5071. Our pipes were frozen but they didn't burst
5072. Peppermint hot chocolate when there is no water
5073. Perfect afternoon for sledding
5074. The kids and I all on an old fashioned wood tobaggon
5075. Anna has had a great attitude about school this week
5076. Sharing my scrapbook
5077. Found some neat books at the library
5078. Wednesday activities cancelled
5079. Anna was not sick all day
5080. The sweetest thank you note
5081. The succulent illustration for waiting
5082. Car ride with Josiah
5083. Some time with Mom and Dad
5084. 64 degrees
5085. Winter warm up to take care of recycling
5086. Birthday supper for Dad
5087. Talking curriculum with my teacher friend
5088. Aliza is a grocery shopping helper
5089. The children have so much fun when Daddy plays Minecraft with them
5090. My family doesn't complain about eating leftovers all weekend
5091. It takes a lot of self control to be less emotional than my pre teen
5092. Dinner and evening visiting with friends
5093. Josiah processed and came to me with a question
5094. Seeds in the mail
5095. Helping a very talented preschool teacher
5096. Snow flurries are pretty
5097. Jeremy pumped gas for me (It was freezing!)
5098. Hot wheel tracks for racing cars
5099. Being kept accountable
5100. Learning to reach out and show love in difficult, uncomfortable situations
5101. The times when social media post speaks truth--"Don't fight against your husband. Fight for him (in prayer)."
5102. When the children are happy it's an "at home" day
5103. Seeing ways that Anna is growing up
5104. Errands alone today
5105. Experiencing Josiah's fort
5106. Walking around the yard, cleaning up, getting some fresh air
5107. Aliza and Josiah enjoying the football game
5108. Gingerbread whoopie pies
5109. A friend holding me accountable
5110.Children who sleep in after a late night
5111. A really good picture book
5112. Josiah came running out of club exclaiming how much fun he had
5113. An impulse sale purchase
5114. Isaiah's hugs, kisses and I love yous
5115. Anna's excitement about cleaning
5116. Aliza's continuing love for the orthodontist office
5117. A friend to talk to
5118. Car time with Josiah
5119. Visiting with Grandad
5120. The girls had so much fun with friends
5121. Encouragement I needed
5122. The no pressure kind of Saturday I needed
5123. Hearing all about Aliza's Daddy date
5124. isaiah's supper prayers--usually include thanks for Grandma's house and candy
5125. Shower time thinking
5126. Feeling more refreshed
5127. A feel good homeschool day
5128. Yummy doughnuts
5129. Learning about sculptures and meeting the artist
5130. Beautiful pink sunset
5131. Jeremy can help Aliza with math--calmly
5132. A book Josiah and Aliza don't want me to stop reading (The Vanderbeeker's)
5133. Anna wanted to be held and rocked
5134. New hoodie that I love
5135. Jeremy could drive to club with us

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